Earlier this year, CAI grew beyond 45,000 CAI members. Reaching this number during our 50th anniversary year is a gratifying accomplishment, which reflects the hard work and dedication that CAI members and staff have put in to make for a robust and successful organization. But I think there’s more to the story.
Building community principles are integral to how community associations are governed, operated, and managed. The new book offers a collection of essays from more than a dozen leaders to introduce and further the concept of “building community” for the next generation of managers, board members, and business partners.
Communities prepare for holiday cheer by establishing committees, selecting unifying themes, and engaging residents in the planning and decoration process. Guided by inclusive signage, these efforts create a warm and inviting atmosphere and promote a sense of belonging, fellowship, and unity.
If an association installs a charging station meant to be shared, it may need to create rules or regulations governing access to it. Rules could include things like who can use charging stations, when, and for how long.
If you talk to community association managers these days, they seem to agree on a few key things about the state of the profession. Business and career prospects are booming. Job candidates are not. The future of the industry depends on hiring young professionals—soon.
California’s “balcony bill,” SB 721, requires balcony inspections within all multifamily residential buildings containing three or more dwelling units no later than Jan. 1, 2025. David Swedelson, founding senior partner at Swedelson Gottlieb firm, provides details to help communities prepare for and transition to these new requirements.